Sanded Frame in Photoshop

September 6, 2013 in Digital Related Posts, Photoshop Posts, Video Posts

Building on a couple of previous posts, today I have a quick video tutorial on how to take a picture that is sanded and use it in Photoshop to create a custom brush. I made it easy on myself by starting out with a print that was a solid color. Then I sanded it and scanned that back into the computer. I brought it into Photoshop and worked with it in a couple of ways and this video shows how…

I have done this same process with other sanded photos- it just takes a bit more work to isolate the sanding. I hope this gives you some ideas on how to use a sanded photo in Photoshop! Enjoy!

From Gelli Arts Print to Photoshop Brush

August 22, 2013 in Mixed Media Posts, Video Posts

Hello, everyone! It has been a fun-filled, busy summer with little time for playing in my craft room, and even less time for blogging about it ;-). However, I told a friend I would post a how-to on creating a brush in Photoshop. There are tons of tutorials on this subject, so to be a little bit different, I decided to start with a print from my Gelli Art plate, since we had been discussing that as well. I also decided to try a video tutorial rather than a written one. My system is a little slow on the uptake in parts, but hopefully I covered all the important bits for you to do this on your own!

Some additional notes that I would like to emphasize:

  • I hope it is clear from the video, that your image in Photoshop needs to be black and white. The black part of the image will become the part of the brush that picks up the paint. The white part will not pick up any paint and will be transparent.
  • Also, I work with images that are as large as I can possibly make them, because I tend to stamp with my brushes rather than paint flow-y lines with them. You can always make a paint brush smaller in Photoshop, but to make the brush larger than the original, you would have to stamp it onto a layer, and then enlarge that layer, which would degrade the resolution.

Hope this helps you try to make your own Photoshop brush from your drawing or print. Enjoy!


Gelli Arts Print for Photoshop Brush

Gelli Arts Print for making a Photoshop brush


Gelli Arts Print for Photoshop Brush

Photoshop brush created from a Gelli Arts Print used in a background